Published by Silvana Editoriale. Text by Maurizio Vanni, Alessandro Luigi Perna, Enrico Stefanelli.
Michel Comte (born 1954) is one of the most sought-after fashion and magazine photographers in the world. In 1979, Comte received his first international advertising assignment from Karl Lagerfeld for the Chloť fashion house. His work has since been featured on the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ and Interview. Not Only Women focuses on the photographer's portraits of women from the worlds of cinema, fashion, theater, music and art. Comte has photographed some of the most beautiful and beloved women of our time including Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni, Giselle BŁndchen, Louise Bourgeois, Sophia Coppola, Catherine Deneuve, Isabella Rossellini, Sharon Stone, Sophia Loren, Sandra Bernhard, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston. Through 60 color plates, Michel Comte: Not Only Women, Feminine Icons of Our Time explores how Comte's work expands the categories of portraiture and glamour photography, transforming his subjects into icons.